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Hen & Chickens

Traditional quirky pub offering a warm and cosy environment, home-cooked food, & great ales

About Us

You’ll find us tucked away just off the High Street in Abergavenny. We’re a traditional pub, offering a warm cosy environment to enjoy some local chatter, food and great ale.

contact us

7 Flannel Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EG

01873 853613

Opening hours

  • Mon // 10:30 - 22:30
  • Tues - Thurs // 10:30 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat// 10:30 - 00:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 22:30

Food service hours

  • Sun - Thur // 12:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sat // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Function room available
  • Darts
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
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Hidden Gem of Abergavenny

There's not many pubs like us around any more. Enjoy a meal or drink with family and friends in this truly traditional pub. Situated just of the busy High Street in Abergavenny, we’re a welcome retreat from the hectic nature of daily life!

Pop in, say hi, and have a natter! We’d love to welcome you at the Hen & Chickens.
Why not enjoy one of our great selection of ales and some delicious home-cooked food. There’s plenty to choose from as we stock everything from local brews to seasonal crafts ales.

We’re the perfect destination all year round. When the sun is shining, our outside seating is the best place to escape the hustle and bustle and watch the world go by, whilst our cosy bar is the perfect winter hideaway.




The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

Facilities at this pub

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